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Jokanovic glad to avoid heart attack game

last updated Thursday 14th September 2017, 11:33 AM

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Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Fulham coach Slavisa Jokanovic insists there is better to come from Fulham after securing a first home win of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Goals from Floyd Ayité and Stefan Johansen either side of Jarrod Bowen’s equaliser earned the three points against Hull City, but it was a tense encounter at Craven Cottage.

The Tigers threatened to turn the game on its head after restoring parity, and the hosts had to defend stoutly in the closing stages to see out the win.

“It’s the best news for us tonight because we’ve won a game in our stadium,” Jokanovic stated. “We had many minutes where we played good football and created many chances.

“We didn’t start the second half well and we could have been in danger of losing the game. Fortunately we scored the goal, we created many chances, we caught them many times in an offensive transition too, but we were not finishing.

“We offered some quality but to be a more serious team, a more competitive team, we must improve. This is not enough and we must keep working.”

The Whites have been guilty of letting leads slip late on in fixtures this season, and while Jokanovic was pleased that wasn’t the case against Hull, he’s keen for his side to put matches to bed sooner.

“We didn’t control the situation well enough, but fortunately we won the game, which is the best news for us,” he explained. “We played better against Ipswich. “Many people think that when we win the game we’ve played fantastic football and when we’ve lost the game nothing is working well.

“I am not satisfied today with our performance, I am satisfied with three points but today we were under a big risk, we didn’t finish what we needed to in the right moment and this kind of risk you can pay such an expensive price for, which we have paid in the past.

“We must be more brave, more solid, more adult, if you want, in some situations. In football, during 90-something minutes there is always some moments where you are not comfortable during the game where the other team dominates you.

“In this moment we must understand, interpret the situation better and finish the game in an easier way. All the other games at home are heart-attack games, which is not healthy!”

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